— Please tell us bit about the history of Gutshaus Groß Toitin.
Its history is quite diverse. It has a long, rather happy history. I think the first mentioning of the property was actually on Valentine’s Day in 1305, and then it prospered over several hundred years as a fiefdom.
Then came the tragic part for a lot of the German country estates. After the second world war, many of the East German estates had fallen into disrepair. We tried to rebuild all of the important architectural elements where possible to uphold and reestablish the classic character. Now it again gives you the authentic feeling of a Prussian country estate from the 19th century.”
— Gutshaus Groß Toitin manor house
— What was your inspiration to rent Gutshaus Groß Toitin out to holiday guests?
— Lounge area
— How would you describe the atmosphere of Gutshaus Groß Toitin, with the parks around it?
This is, in essence, what we tried to capture for the atmosphere in the house, working a lot with natural colors, and with textures rather than with glamour. The outside is untouched nature, which is unique in Germany, and it is reflected on the inside with the signature of 19th century German-Prussian architecture. The colors are blended to be soothing to the eye, and the shapes reflect the history of the property.”
— Can you briefly explain the type of services you offer to your holiday guests?
— Please tell us a bit about the facilities at Gutshaus Groß Toitin?.
The Manor House reflects more the grandeur of the 19th century, whereas the Coachman’s Cottage offers three en-suite rooms and has more of a country cottage character.
We put a lot of emphasis on gourmet services, with access to our wine cellar and large kitchens where guests are invited to cook. Much of what we have revolves around well-being in the sense of relaxing, eating well, sitting in front of one of the open fireplaces and enjoying a time out.”
— What has been the most rewarding to you personally about renting out the two holiday villas?
Our staff try to accommodate each and every wish that guests may have. That’s what sets us apart from any regular hotel experience.”